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Western Summer Shakespeare - The Comedy of Errors

Thursday, August 18, 2022
7:30 pm
University College (UC)
Western University
Room: Beryl Ivey Garden - outdoors
Kent Drive
London, ON
$15, $10

Set in the Greek city of Ephesus, The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins who were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus and Dromio of Syracuse arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twins, Antipholus and Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusian's encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to wrongful punishments, a near seduction, an arrest, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness and demonic possession. This production will be set in the 70s.

The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare's earliest plays; one of his shortest and most farcical comedies, with a major part of the humour coming from slapstick and mistaken identity, in addition to puns and word play. The events of the play occur over 24 hours.

The show is around 2 hours long, including a 15 minute intermission.

PG. This show contains suggestive themes, and depicts the use of drugs and alcohol, and therefore may not be appropriate for all ages.

Dates: Thursday, August 18 - Sunday, August 21, 2022

Tickets: available for purchase here

General admission $15
Students/Seniors $10
Western Summer Shakespeare Alumni 30% off
Also available at the door (cash only)

Location: Outdoors at Western in Beryl Ivey Garden

About: Western Summer Shakespeare is a longstanding tradition in the London community. It is outdoor theatre, staged on campus at Western University. The first Western Summer Shakespeare performance took place on 4 August 1981, making it the longest running campus, or indeed outdoor, Summer Shakespeare in Canada - longer than the Dream in High Park by two years!

English & Writing Studies at Western
Brittney-Lee Lowey - Director
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